More affordable housing options on the way

by Brighton Council
Minister Barnett at the Bridgewater social and affordable housing development. Pic: DPAC Tas

More housing options are on the way in the Brighton municipality with a new social and affordable housing devel­opment to deliver 53 properties in Bridgewater.

The new homes will become available for Tasmanians on the Housing Register, as well as people looking to buy their own property. The development in­cludes a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom units, which will allow for a range of house­hold sizes. “Built by Centacare Evolve Housing’s building and construction social enterprise St Joseph Affordable Homes, every apprentice employed by St Joseph’s has worked on this development at some point, Minister for State Develop­ment, Construction and Housing Guy Barnett said. “This shows that not only is our social housing construction program delivering more new homes for Tasmanians in need, it’s also providing significant employment opportunities and strengthening the industry’s workforce.”

The majority of new lots will be available for affordable home purchase with the MyHome shared equity program, which has helped about 150 Tasma­nian individuals and families into a home in the past year. Minister Barnett said, “With MyHome, you only need a deposit of two per cent of the purchase price. The cost of buying your home is shared with Homes Tasmania through shared equity. Shared equity is available up to a maxi­mum of $200,000 or 40 per cent (whichever is the lesser amount) of the purchase price for purchasers of new homes or house and land packages.”

“Homes Tasmania will re­tain around 15 percent of the Brighton subdivision lots for future social housing develop­ment and lots are expected to be available for purchase from mid-2024,” Minister Barnett said. Funding for the proper­ties was provided by the state government through Homes Tasmania and the Hobart City Deal, and Centacare Evolve Housing which has fully funded 10 of the units.

Along with the units built in Bridgewater, plans are in the works for a new subdivision at Elderslie Road that will release about 100 new lots in Brigh­ton. The project, again run by the state government through Homes Tasmania, aims to reduce the impact of the housing crisis.

The majority of new lots will be available for purchase via the MyHome shared equity pro­gram which is offered through Homes Tasmania.

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